DR. ART ROSENFELD 1926 - 2017
GCCA Remembers Founder Dr. Art Rosenfeld

GCCA mourns the loss of Art Rosenfeld, our founder and inspiration. We celebrate Art's energy, vision, and accomplishments which have improved millions of lives around the globe.. GCCA Statement

Cool cities are sustainable cities.

Global Cool Cities Alliance helps cities, countries, and others cost-effectively save energy, improve health and quality of life, and combat climate change by reducing excess urban heat. Learn more.
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Cities taking action to reduce excess heat.

The Cool Cities Network is a partnership with C40 to connect cities and experts to understand, communicate about, and reduce excess urban heat. Learn more.
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Explore the Toolkit

The Cool Roofs and Cool Pavements Toolkit is an online resource to help cities, regions, organizations and building owners develop and deploy successful cool surface initiatives. Visit the Toolkit.

Addressing Climate Change with Cool Surfaces

Switching to cool roofs cancels the warming effect of 500 coal power plants worth of GHG emissions.Learn more about the science.
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The Trillion Dollar Opportunity for Cities
Urban heat could cost cities up to 11% of their economic output by 2100

But UHI mitigation could generate billions in health, energy, and economic benefits.Learn more about the science.

Cooling the world's cities with solar reflective urban surfaces is an easy, cost-effective first step toward cooling the planet.